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TEA Announces 2022 STAAR Results for Grades 3-8

The results showed an improvement across the board, significantly improving reading comprehension

AUSTIN, Texas – July 1, 2022 – Today, the Texas Education Authority (TEA) announced the results of the Spring 2022 Texas State Assessment of Achievement (STAAR®) for grades 3-8. Outcomes include exams in math and reading from 3rd grade through her 8th grade, science in 5th grade and her 8th grade, and social studies in 8th grade. His STAAR results for this year show across-the-board improvement in all grades and subjects from 2021, with significant improvements in reading comprehension.

Texas State Board of Education Mike Morath said of the results: While there is still much work to be done to recover from COVID-related math learning losses, the improvement students have made in reading is clear. “

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Full STAAR results for grades 3-8 can be found here.http://tea.texas.gov/staar/rpt/sum

Several laws passed in recent years focus on improving academic assistance programs for Texas students in both reading and math.

  • House Bill 3, passed in 2019, mandated that all K-3 educators attend reading academies built around evidence-based reading habits.
  • House Bill 1525 passed in 2021 to launch Texas COVID-19 Learning Acceleration Supports (TCLAS). It provides school districts with his $1.4 billion learning acceleration services and grants for strategic planning, materials, teacher pipelines, more teaching hours, and innovative school models. .
  • House Bill 4545, also passed in 2021, will provide targeted tutoring to students who need it most. An additional 30 hours of her instruction is given for each test the student does not meet the grade level.

Due to state policy, one aspect of the STAAR test has changed this year. HB 4545, passed by the 87th Congress, eliminated the STAAR-related promotion requirements for her 5th grade and her 8th grade, so there is no longer a significant risk for elementary and middle school students taking the STAAR. However, school systems may have local policies regarding the promotion or retention of students to the next grade.

There will be more changes to Star next year. TEA plans to implement changes from House Bill 3906 (86R). The bill would require his STAAR test to be redesigned for classroom instruction. STAAR will also transition to full online management. Writing will be assessed for the first time as part of her grade 3 to her grade 8 reading/language arts assessment. These changes are intended to improve student engagement and reduce instruction on testing. These changes will take full effect in Spring 2023.

Both federal and state law require school systems to provide end-of-year assessments like STAAR. State law requires students to be evaluated. Additionally, STAAR meets federal requirements established in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The law has been adopted at both the state and federal levels and has proven that the use of common assessments in line with strict state standards improves the quality of education that students receive. Similarly, data suggest that, without a common statewide system for determining student proficiency, certain groups of students are disproportionately receiving educational opportunities that are consistently less rigorous than their peers. indicates that

In June 2022, the FDA will release the results of this year’s STAAR EOC assessment. This shows the progress of his three tests, which declined during COVID-19. On these three tests, Algebra I, Biology, and U.S. History, Texas students performed better in the “meet grade level” category. With the percentage of high school students meeting grade levels approaching pre-pandemic levels, these improvements are a welcome sign that Texas students are on the right track in their post-pandemic academic recovery. The two tests, English I and English II, which were not adversely affected by COVID-19, had similar results to last year.

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TEA conducted additional analysis on this year’s data as part of its enhanced due diligence process. More information about that process, and more information about all state-level results, can be found at http://tea.texas.gov/staar/rpt/sum.

Parents are encouraged to visit TexasAssessment.gov and log in to learn more about their child’s results. Parents can view various resources and assessment components, including each STAAR question and answer, along with their child’s responses. The website also provides resources designed to help parents properly prepare their sons and daughters as they progress from grade to grade. Includes tips and questions to help you prepare for your Parent Conference for the 23rd grade.

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